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Hamptons Kids’ Calendar: Chessfest, Snail Secrets, Pony Club

This weekend in the Hamptons there are many activities for kids,  from toddlers to teens, to enjoy with their families, including puppet shows in Sag Harbor, bluegrass in Southampton Village and a chess tournament in Bridgehampton. Find even more things to do in the Hamptons at events.danspapers.com.

Thursday, August 20

“EVERYBODY LOVES PIRATES” AT BAY STREET THEATER
11 a.m. Special production from Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre. Bay Street Theater, 1 Bay Street, Sag Harbor.
631-725-9500 baystreet.org goatonaboat.org

ASTROGRASS: BLUEGRASS SONG AND DANCE AT SOUTHAMPTON ARTS CENTER
4:30 p.m. Kids and their parents will sing and dance to a blend of bluegrass, old time and folk music. Sing-alongs and more. Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton. 631-283-0967 southamptoncenter.org

MOVIE NIGHTS ON THE FARM AT THE GREEN SCHOOL
6 p.m. For ages 3 and up. Watch an outdoor movie with your child or drop them off to enjoy outdoor film surrounded by the farm. $10. Directions and address given upon RSVP. The Green School, Sagaponack. 631-237-1148 the-green-school.org

OUTDOOR FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT AT MAIDSTONE PARK BALL FIELD
7:30 p.m. Outdoor of Finding Nemo. Hosted by cFAR and Hamptons Drive-In. $5. Maidstone Park Ball Field, Maidstone Park Road, East Hampton. 631-324-3502 citizensforaccessrights.com

Friday, August 21

“AL E GATOR & FRIENDS” AT GOAT ON A BOAT PUPPET THEATRE
11 a.m. Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre, 4 East Union Street, Sag Harbor. 631-725-4193 goatonaboat.org. Soon moving to Bay Street Theater.

Saturday, August 22

’LIL COWPOKES PONY CLUB
9:30–11 a.m. Saturdays through October. For ages 3–7. Feed friendly animals, explore the sanctuary and take a mini lesson on a gentle pony. Register in advance. $40. Amaryllis Farm Horse Sanctuary, 864 Lumber Lane, Bridgehampton. 631-537-7335 amaryllisfarm.com

PONQUOGUE BEACH BACKPACK ADVENTURES
10 a.m. For ages 5–7. Adventure leader Crystal Possehl leads kids around the salt marsh. Each child will use a SoFo backpack filled with naturalist tools. Limited to 10 children, register in advance. Call for price and specific meeting places. 631-537-9735 sofo.org

CHESSFEST AT CMEE
10 a.m. For all ages. Presented by CMEE and Chess NYC. Crafts, games and activities for chess fans of all skill levels. Kids can play in a tournament and have a chance to try their luck against a grandmaster. $10/free for CMEE members. Children’s Museum of the East End, 376 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. 631-537-8250 cmee.org

SNAIL SECRETS: WHO MADE THAT SHELL? WITH SOFO
11 a.m. For ages 3–5. Walk leader Nicole Cummings takes kids along the beach to learn about snails. A craft follows the walk. Call for price and specific meeting places. 631-537-9735 sofo.org

“CINDERELLA” AT PATCHOGUE THEATRE
11 a.m., 3 p.m. An abridged version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic for young audiences, performed by kids. $14. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main Street, Patchogue. 631-207-1313

Sunday, August 23

MOMMY AND ME DOWN ON THE FARM
Children up to and including age 5 enjoy an hour with their mommies exploring the sanctuary where the deer and the horses play, where they can watch mommy hens care for their little fluffy bundles of joy, where they can feed the animals. Where seldom is heard a discouraging word. Amaryllis Farm Horse Sanctuary, 864 Lumber Lane, Bridgehampton.  631-537-7335 amaryllisfarm.com

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